skip to content




Date: Friday, 22nd October, 2021 - 18:00h BST
Event location: Online - see below

A Greek Dialogues Online Special Seminar in collaboration with 21IN21 to celebrate the bicentenary of Greek Independence. This seminar, moderated by Liana Giannakopoulou (Senior Research Fellow, Cambridge Centre for Greek Studies and Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguisitcs, University of Cambridge,) features a discussion on the representation of the struggle for independence through art and literature.

In Cultural Diplomacy, Local Nationalism and the Birth of a Philhellenic Picture: Thomas Phillips's “Albanian Portrait of Byron”, Dr. Aris Sarafianos (University of Ioannina) discusses the disparate factors underpinning the advocacy of Greek independence by some of Europe's intellectual class through an examination of two portraits of Lord Byron, a committed Philhellenist.

Professor Dimitris Plantzos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) examines the role played by public exhibits in expressing and shaping Greek identity since Independence. In Public Statues, National Anniversaries, and the Winters of Our Discontent, Professor Plantzos discusses questions of public space, cultural memory, national heterotopias, and Greek Archaeopolitics.

21IN21 is a series of events, live and online, to mark this significant episode in Greek history and recognise the sacrifices and stuggles of the people involved. The events are organised by institutions throughout the UK, Greece, and Cyprus.


Event Access Details

Topic: Greek Dialogues Online 21IN21 - The Greek War of Independence in the Visual Arts and Literature
Time: 22nd October, 2021 at 06:00 PM BST

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 936 8162 6420
Passcode: 324778


Livestreaming on:


Facebook: Ccgs Cambridge | Facebook

Header image based on: Delacroix - Episode from the Greek War of Independence, 1856. Source: National Gallery of Athens

Friday, 22 October, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:00
Event location: